Beauty » Lighten Up: The Best Summer Highlights Inspiration Images

Lighten Up: The Best Summer Highlights Inspiration Images

Summer is all about sun-kissed hair. Here, W editors share the inspiration images - from Julia Roberts to Jennifer Lawrence - they'll be bringing to the salon for their next highlights appointment.

  • Lighten Up: The Best Summer Highlights Inspiration Images - Highlights
  • Lighten Up: The Best Summer Highlights Inspiration Images - Highlights
  • Lighten Up: The Best Summer Highlights Inspiration Images - Highlights
  • Lighten Up: The Best Summer Highlights Inspiration Images - Highlights
  • Lighten Up: The Best Summer Highlights Inspiration Images - Highlights
  • Lighten Up: The Best Summer Highlights Inspiration Images - Highlights
  • Lighten Up: The Best Summer Highlights Inspiration Images - Highlights
  • Next Up
    - Begins in 5
    Summer Whites Start Slideshow
    Subscribe to W Magazine
  1. 1/9

    The inspiration: Amber Valletta at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala for "Rock Style" in New York, New York, December 1999. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.

  2. 2/9

    “For sun kissed ends.” — Karin Nelson, Senior Features Editor

    "Untitled," from 'Men in the Cities, 1979-1982' by Robert Longo. Photo courtesy Robert Longo.

  3. 3/9

    “My fantasy is chopping off all my hair and going that blonde again.” — Jane Larkworthy, Executive Beauty Director

    Jennifer Lawrence at a screening of X-Men: Apocalypse in London, England, May 2016. Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images.

  4. 4/9

    "Dakota Johnson’s hair has so much depth, and looks so shiny. I want see her colorist!” — Sarah Leon, Digital Editorial Director

    Dakota Johnson in Toronto, Canada, September 2015. Photo by Getty Images.

  5. 5/9

    “My hair is really wavy in the summer so if I were to go lighter, I’d like something
    similar to Julia Roberts’ color. Her hair always looks great.” — Samantha
    Andriano, Social Media Manager

    Julia Roberts at The Late Show with David Letterman in New York, New York, June 2011. Photo by Getty Images.

  6. 6/9

    “Doutzen Kroes has always been who I aim for while coloring my hair—still haven’t hit it, maybe one day.” — Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor

    Doutzen Kroes in New York, New York, September 2015. Photo by Getty Images.

  7. 7/9
  8. 8/9

    “I don’t have a tan anymore, so I’ll keep my hair-to-skin contrast down with blonde locks like Malgosia Bela.” — Mia Adorante, Associate Beauty Editor

    Malgosia Bela at Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, September 2014. Photo by Getty Images.

  9. 9/9